DeVos Announces $123 Million in New Education Grants

The Epoch Times | September 29, 2019

DeVos Announces $123 Million in New Education Grants
The Trump administration is expanding educational access to students and workers with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education—via $123 million worth in new grant awards. The funds, to be sent to 41 school districts, nonprofit organizations, and state education agencies across the United States, are part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made the announcement on Sept. 27. The grants, according to the education department, will “provide funding to create, implement, or take to scale an evidence-based innovation to improve academic achievement for high-need students, and a rigorous evaluation so that others may learn from its results.” They include over $30 million in awards to eight grantees serving rural areas and also incorporate more than $78 million to 29 grantees focused on STEM education. More than 85 percent of the funded STEM projects include a focus on computer science, according to the department.

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The studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have shaped the logistics industry into what it is today. Logistics, the discipline that manages the shipping and distribution of goods to consumers, has made momentous strides in recent years with help from new technology. For students, logistics is an interesting and challenging field to pursue.

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The studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have shaped the logistics industry into what it is today. Logistics, the discipline that manages the shipping and distribution of goods to consumers, has made momentous strides in recent years with help from new technology. For students, logistics is an interesting and challenging field to pursue.